Is this the ideal patient-payer-pharma social media convergence?

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Is this the ideal patient-payer-pharma social media convergence?

April 16, 2014 4:38 pm by | 0 Comments

One of the dominant themes at the Eye for Pharma conference this week has been how pharmaceutical companies can use social media channels beyond just conveying a positive message about…


FDA makes adverse drug event data public, but this health IT startup makes it useful

FDA makes adverse drug event data public, but this health IT startup makes it useful

April 16, 2014 3:26 pm by | 0 Comments

Four times a year, the FDA releases data about all of the adverse drug events that have been reported to the agency over a three-month time period. Drug companies are…


If everyone has so many ‘solutions,’ why hasn’t anything in healthcare been solved yet?

If everyone has so many ‘solutions,’ why hasn’t anything in healthcare been solved yet?

April 16, 2014 12:16 pm by | 0 Comments

Neil Versel Twitter LinkedIn MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum, to take place April 22-23 in Chicago, unites active investors with corporate business development executives to facilitate investment opportunities with promising Mid-America…



Biggest tech IPO filing in history, Alibaba, may happen next week

Biggest tech IPO filing in history, Alibaba, may happen next week

April 16, 2014 12:11 pm by | 0 Comments

Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba is widely expected to set the record for biggest tech IPO — and it may file next week. The Hangzhou, China-based company is expected to file the prospectus…


Healthcare writer Bruce Japsen watching transformation of coverage in private, public sectors

Healthcare writer Bruce Japsen watching transformation of coverage in private, public sectors

April 16, 2014 12:10 pm by | 0 Comments

Bruce Japsen Twitter LinkedIn MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum, to take place April 22-23 in Chicago, unites active investors with corporate business development executives to facilitate investment opportunities with promising Mid-America…


A look inside Tango: How Google’s 3D-modeling phone will work

A look inside Tango: How Google’s 3D-modeling phone will work

April 16, 2014 12:01 pm by | 0 Comments

It’s a 3D world out there, and Google’s Project Tango intends to model it in real time with a smartphone. Now, a teardown of the prototype development kit gives us…


Mayo’s James A. Rogers: It’s a great time for startups

Mayo’s James A. Rogers: It’s a great time for startups

April 16, 2014 11:56 am by | 0 Comments

James A. Rogers Twitter LinkedIn MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum, to take place April 22-23 in Chicago, unites active investors with corporate business development executives to facilitate investment opportunities with promising…


Apple, Samsung, Google & others back universal anti-theft tools agreement

Apple, Samsung, Google & others back universal anti-theft tools agreement

April 16, 2014 10:30 am by | 0 Comments

The world’s biggest smartphones makers all agree on at least one thing: it’s time to find a new way to protect the personal data on your device. Apple, Google, Microsoft, and several…



A finger sensor & app could make Parkinson’s disease symptom monitoring more scalable

A finger sensor & app could make Parkinson’s disease symptom monitoring more scalable

April 16, 2014 10:07 am by | 0 Comments

Thanks in part to a $1.5 million grant from NIH, Great Lakes Neurotechnologies thinks it can make its Parkinson’s disease symptom monitoring technology more scalable and flexible by taking it…


Samsung’s love/hate Android relationship continues: Plans Tizen phone, Android Wear watch for this year

Samsung’s love/hate Android relationship continues: Plans Tizen phone, Android Wear watch for this year

April 16, 2014 9:34 am by | 0 Comments

Just as Samsung is planning a break from Android, its reliance on Google’s mobile OS is also getting deeper. Samsung says it aims to release its first smartphone running Tizen,…


Better debuts a ‘personal health assistant’ app based on Mayo Clinic expertise. Will consumers pay?

Better debuts a ‘personal health assistant’ app based on Mayo Clinic expertise. Will consumers pay?

April 16, 2014 9:00 am by | 0 Comments

Mayo Clinic has put its money and its brains behind a new mobile health startup that wants to give everyday consumers access to a personal health assistant to help them…


Palomar Health using Glass to manage meds, monitor vital signs, video stream surgeries

Palomar Health using Glass to manage meds, monitor vital signs, video stream surgeries

April 16, 2014 5:55 am by | 0 Comments

Just about a year ago, Orlando Portale, chief innovation officer at Palomar Health, a public health district in San Diego County, was driving up the California coast to the investment…


eCaring raises $3.5 million for monitoring program to support aging in place

eCaring raises $3.5 million for monitoring program to support aging in place

April 16, 2014 5:40 am by | 0 Comments

The push to enable more seniors to stay in their homes rather than move to a nursing home is one of the major trends in healthcare. eCaring is one of…


Here’s how Google can boost the mobile ad market

Here’s how Google can boost the mobile ad market

April 15, 2014 8:00 pm by | 0 Comments

SAUSALITO, Calif. — Google doesn’t know everything about the world, but it does know this: Some companies don’t buy mobile ads in bulk. Not yet, at least. Googlers have come…


Twitter’s future is mobile ads, mobile data, says engineering VP

Twitter’s future is mobile ads, mobile data, says engineering VP

April 15, 2014 4:11 pm by | 0 Comments

SAUSALITO, Calif. — With 75 percent of its users coming from smartphones and tablets, Twitter is more eager than ever to make its mobile revenue streams count. The San Francisco-based…


Anti-Google anarchists vs. a Google venture capitalist

Anti-Google anarchists vs. a Google venture capitalist

April 15, 2014 3:21 pm by | 0 Comments

The growing San Francisco culture war between concerned residents and Internet companies was beautifully encapsulated in a short, three-minute video. Earlier this month, a guerrilla worker-rights group, The Counterforce, protested in…